New York (July 14, 2004) - Kuma\War, the breakthrough online game that re-creates real war events weeks after they occur using advanced online game tools, releases its latest mission, Battle in Sadr City. Based on an actual US Army operation that occurred on May 23, 2004, players will join the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division in battling radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's "Mahdi Army" in the Baghdad slum known as Sadr City.
Rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire rain down on players in this online game re-creating the actual 48-hour battle. The online game pits the US Army's most experienced force against well-armed insurgents, but the player is ultimately in control. This week, Kuma adds the Remington 870 shotgun to the player's arsenal, a weapon often used in room clearing and urban assault.
In this weekly Kuma News video segment, Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson (USMC, ret.) provides historical context for the battle, casting it within the turnover of power to Iraqi control. As in all Kuma\War online game missions, detailed information from national news sources and unclassified Department of Defense give an in depth look at these real world events.
"Online games have come along way since Quake and Counterstrike," said Kuma Reality Games CEO, Keith Halper. "Gamers can re-create events in a simulated environment, experiencing the war in a uniquely informative and emotionally powerful manner. By using online games to accurately model real war stores we're providing a valuable adjunct to traditional news."
Every month, online game players can expect to receive at least three new missions further exploring the explosive situation in Iraq and elsewhere in the war on terror. Upcoming online games include missions set in Baghdad's Sadr City, deadly clashes with al Zarqawi militants in Northern Iraq and the ongoing hunt for al Qaeda leaders in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Kuma\War online game service is available for free download and game demo at www.kumawar.com or can be purchased for a $9.99 monthly subscription fee.
ABOUT KUMA REALITY GAMES
Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world events
using advanced gaming tools. Each month, Kuma\War online subscribers receive
playable missions, video news shows, extensive intelligence gathered from news
sources around the world, and insight from a decorated team of military veterans.
Kuma\War is a first and third-person tactical squad-based military PC game that
provides multiple updates monthly to the consumer's computer via a broadband
connection, to reflect unfolding events in the real war. Current playable missions
available for download include: Uday and Qusay Hussein's Last Stand in Mosul,
Iraq, Parts 1 and 2; Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan; Samarra Bank Heist,
Parts 1 and 2; Iran Hostage Rescue, Parts 1 and 2; Fallujah Police Station Raid,
Fallujah Abizaid Attack, Samarra Stryker Brigade, the Multiplayer Mission Pack:
Patrol Ambush, Desert Town, Coastline, Fallujah Vigilant Resolve, Mosul: The al Qaeda
Connection and Battle in Sadr City. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York,
New York is a privately held company.
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